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Thread: Measuring Barrel Length

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    Measuring Barrel Length

    A question for the Simthys or experts.
    This came up in a conversation between a group of mates.

    How do you measure barrel length?
    a. from a bolt face (closed bolt) to the muzzle?
    b. from the receiver face to the muzzle?
    c. none of the above

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    A.

    From what I've read.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    gas port to muzzle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    gas port to muzzle
    Doesn't work for all firearms

    Curious as well

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    I just slap the bolt in, cleaning rod down the pipe and thats it
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    ....and a kitchen peg on the cleaning rod where it meets the crown. Then measure distance.
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    Yep, A. Make sure your bolt is cocked, so no firing pin exposed. Good tip with the peg, or a felt pen.

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    Just snap it off and thats your length

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    The industry standard is the length of the barrel before it is screwed into the action, but option A is close enough (about 3mm longer than advertised length).
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